Contact Information

Veterans Affairs Office
1300 East Second Street
Suite 102
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Mike Williams, Service Officer
Tanya Brunner, Benefit Counselor
Erin Clady, Secretary

P: (419) 782-6861
F: (419) 782-6713
veterans@defiance-county.com

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
or by appointment

VA Regional Office
Cleveland, Ohio
1-800-827-1000

Public Meeting Notice

VSC meets the first and third Monday of each month at County East office complex at 3 pm.
*Meeting date may change due to holiday schedule; Please call to confirm date. All meetings of this commission are open to the public.

Veterans Affairs Office

Veterans Affairs

The county Veteran's Office is a taxpayer supported Agency operating under Title 59 of the Ohio Revised Code, overseen by a locally appointed Veteran's Service Commission comprised of five members:

  • Chris Newton, American Legion Representative
  • W. Tom Wiseman, Amvets Representative
  • Robert Layne, Disabled American Veterans Representative
  • Darcy Lehman, Military Order of the Purple Heart Representative
  • Peter Kennerk, Veterans of Foreign Wars Representative

VA Programs, Benefits, and Assistance

This office can provide assistance with any VA program and benefits including:

  • Compensation for Service Connected Disabilities & Disease
  • Request DD214 Military Discharges & Service Records
  • Requesting Military Medals
  • Appeals Process for Denied Claims
  • Home Loans & Certificates of Eligibility
  • Pensions for Low Income Wartime Veterans Widows & Survivors Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Education Benefits
  • Life Insurance & Burial Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Applications for Upgrading Discharges
  • Headstones & Markers for Veteran's Graves
  • Homeless Veteran Programs

We can also provide local assistance with:

  • Applications for the Ohio Veteran's Home in Sandusky, Ohio and Georgetown, Ohio
  • Emergency Financial Assistance for Veterans & Dependents
  • Transportation to Area VA Hospitals & Clinics
  • Flag Holders for Veteran's Graves
  • Special Research Projects

Additional Resources for Veterans

  • Ohio Means Veteran Jobs - Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Service Office of Workforce Development
    Veteran’s tired of searching separate sources for the right job can view postings from multiple job boards and employer web sites. The Skills Translator allows Veterans to enter their Military Occupational Specialty or job code, and Ohio Means Veteran Jobs will convert the search to the civilian equivalent to the military job code.

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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